Article about managing breakout rooms.
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- Use the “Broadcast a message” tool to communicate with everyone while breakout rooms are in session. This is great to set-up at the start of the breakout rooms as a reminder of the prompt that students are supposed to be discussing and at the end to give a heads-up about time remaining in the rooms.
- As the meeting host (or co-host), you can enter breakout rooms to check-in on how students are doing and see if there are any questions (similar to how you would usually walk around a classroom).
- Make sure students are aware of the “Ask for help” button that appears at the bottom of the screen which students can use if they get stuck or have a question. (Note that the chat in each room is private to that room.)
- Can be shared from any device; they allow collaborative annotations
- See specs for Linux, Apple, Windows and make sure versions are up to date.
- Linux users install 'xcompmgr', per this help document
- Within a breakout room, have one student share a whiteboard. This is done by selecting the “Share” button at the bottom of the window and selecting the “Whiteboard” option
- Other students can annotate the whiteboard to allow multiple users writing at one time.
- To annotate a whiteboard, select the “View Options” tab at the top of the window. In the dropdown list, select "Annotate" (Zoom resource)
- Ask students to take turns acting as a scribe for students who do not have a digital writing tool.
- A student’s whiteboard plus annotations is saved between breakouts and can be shared back with entire group in the main room